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Museum of the English missionary society in London

Paper Peepshow
[1850] (published)
Place Of Origin

Accordion-folding peepshow of the Museum of the English Missionary Society in London, once located on Blomfield St, London.


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Object Type
Additional TitleMuseum der englischen Misions Gesellschaft in London / la musée de la so liété [sic] de mission aires [sic] à Londres / Museum of the English missionary society in London (alternative title)
Materials and Techniques
paper
Brief Description
Paper peepshow, Museum der englischen Misions Gesellschaft in London / la musée de la so liété [sic] de mission aires [sic] à Londres / Museum of the English missionary society in London, [Germany, 1850].
Physical Description
Accordion-folding paper peepshow. 4 cut-out panels. Hand-coloured lithographs. Peepshow contained in cartonnage box.

Front panel: the front panel forms the lid of the box and has a printed scene of the museum's interior.

Panel 1: two couples looking at the display cases.

Panel 2: a man with a boy and girl, points to the displays.

Panel 3: a seated woman with two men and a taxidermied giraffe.

Panel 4: a woman and boy looking at a display case.

Back panel: two women and three men peruse the walls of exhibits.





Dimensions
  • Front panel height: 14.5cm
  • Front panel width: 16cm
  • Expanded peepshow depth: 50.5cm
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from the collections of Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2016.
Object history
Part of the Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner Collection, collected over 30 years and given to the V&A Museum through the government's Cultural Gift Scheme in 2016.
Summary
Accordion-folding peepshow of the Museum of the English Missionary Society in London, once located on Blomfield St, London.
Bibliographic References
  • R. Hyde, Paper Peepshows. The Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner Collection (Woodbridge: The Antique Collector's Club, 2014), cat. 165.
  • Entry on the National Art Library library catalogue.
Other Number
2014037 - Previous number
Collection
Library Number
Gestetner 165

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record createdDecember 2, 2016
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